TWRA: Man remains missing after Saturday boating accident, search to continue Monday

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LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: Crews continued their search Sunday in Loudon County after a boater went missing after an accident near Fort Loudoun Dam.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Loudon County Homeland Security Marine Rescue, Loudon County Fire and Rescue, Lenoir City Fire Department, Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team and TWRA searched 12 miles of the river today, but have not located the missing fisherman.

Search efforts are expected to resume tomorrow.

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One person is missing and another has been rescued from Fort Loudoun Dam according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

According to the agency, a fiberglass fishing boat with two fishermen onboard overturned Saturday morning below Fort Loudoun Dam, sending the men into the water.

“The boat was pulled into the spillway, but has since washed out with heavy damage remains on the shoreline in hazardous waters,” a TWRA release states.

TWRA confirmed bystanders pulled one of the men from the water. He was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center. No information his status was given.

The second man is still missing.

TWRA said they are working with the Tennessee Valley Authority to stop water discharge to create safe search conditions.

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